2016 – October 4th 〉 The Canadian parent of Wichita’s Learjet has closed on the sale of its amphibious aircraft unit to Viking Air Ltd.
Bombardier said in a news release Monday the sales agreement includes type certificates for all variants of the aircraft, the CL-215, the CL-215T and the Bombardier 415 aircraft as well as after-market services. The waterbomber aircraft are primarily used for fighting wildfires.
“This divestiture positions Bombardier to better focus on core, higher growth sectors: business jets, commercial aircraft and rail transportation,” Bombardier said in the release.
Viking Air is a British Columbia-based manufacturer of the Twin Otter 400, a twin-engine turboprop. Lee Aerospace in northeast Wichita manufactures part of the Otter’s fuselage.
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